St Agnes grew up as a fishing and farming community which, from Roman times (and perhaps earlier) until the early part of the 20th century, relied heavily on tin mining as a source of income. With the demise of mining in Cornwall, St Agnes has become a popular tourist destination, offering excellent beaches at Trevaunance Cove and Chapel Porth.
St. Agnes has grown over the years and now includes once small hamlets such as Goonbell, Goonvrea, Goonown. “The Beacon”, is a local landmark now owned by the National Trust, it rises 629 feet in isolation from the surrounding landscape with the sea at its feet. St Agnes derives its old Cornish name, “Bryanick” (pointed or prominent hill) from this dominant landmark.
Dawn Brown (Chair of Planning Committee)
Mike Bunt (Chair of Property and Devolved Services Committee)
Martin Ripper (Chair of Council; Chair of Environment Committee)
News from St.Agnes
On 25th May 2020 the Parish Council deemed the opening of toilets prior to the lifeguard patrolling of Porthtowan and Trevaunance Cove beaches to be inadvisable as it did not wish to encourage lengthy visits or condone people entering the water when it is not safe to...
At the time of writing - 26th May 2020 - we are coming to terms with the terrible news of two deaths in Cornwall’s waters and one rescue at Porthtowan that has resulted in a critically injured person. The Parish Council are in discussion with local volunteers at the...
The Government has clarified that cemeteries without crematoria - such as St Agnes and Mount Hawke - can now be open to the public for the time being. Please see notices for more detail... Notice Cemetery SA COVID-19 Notice Cemetery MH COVID-19
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Council services will be suspended from Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notice. Keep watching our website and social media for regular updates...
At a Human Resources Committee meeting on Friday 13th March, the Parish Council’s plan for its activities in the event of disruption caused by COVID-19 (Coronavirus) was discussed and adopted. It is can be read here. In short, if it is felt necessary by the Clerk and...
Please note that this event has now been postponed until later in the year. Postponed - Author Talk at Library
Please see poster for details of the Plant Sale... Plant sale poster
Unfortunately the community litter picks in each area of the Parish have now been cancelled. Please refer to the Council's website for updates...
The well-used Wheal Friendly footpath in St Agnes is to be formally added as a Public Right of Way. The Parish Council has been requesting this for some considerable time and is pleased that this is now being progressed by Cornwall Council. Details below: Wheal...
Public Consultation Event By Westcountry Land For Proposed Residential Development – Land West of Penwinnick Road, St Agnes
See their poster for details of public consultation event (1) and a copy of the proposed site layout (2) Public Notice- St Agnes Proposed Development 2. WCL-151-PL-01 - Proposed Site Layout Plan - Masterplan
The Parish Council plays a vital role in providing local services and involving people in their local community. Cornwall Council is consulting on the draft recommendations for changes to community governance. See poster link for more details about your area... CGR...
Events at St Agnes Library: Friday 21st February - Screening Greenham and Saturday 22nd February - Sing-a-long Greenham